Title Rakuyo Kinson Kobo Shuei: Catalogue of Selected Relics from the Ancient Tombs of Chin-ts'un, Loyang
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Edition Second Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher Kyoto, Japan Kobayashi Shuppan-bu 1944
Seller ID 006649
This book is written in Japanese, not in English. The first edition was published in 1937. Printed and bound in Japan. Dark green buckram binding with crisp red-stamped archaic image to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped Japanese characters to the spine. A 1-inch chip at the top of the front board. Some rubbing but overall a fairly clean binding. 11.75 x 9 inches. Gently bumped spine head and tail and with fairly sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. Color frontispiece of a mirror from a Tokyo collection. About 58 pages of text. With CXX monochrome plates. The plates on medium-weight, semi-stiff matte stock. No remainder marks. Tiny sticker from previous bookseller neatly pasted to the pastedown. English title in pencil to the pastedown. Else a very clean copy, and still rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. All in all a desirable copy of an extremely scarce work featuring outstanding specimens from the Ancient Tombs of Chin-ts'un, Loyang.